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William Rather, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, my name is William and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) located in Arizona. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including school-based therapist, a non-profit child, adolescent, and family therapy organization, and managing a private practice in the Glendale, Arizona area. I specialize with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, self-judgement and criticism, low self-worth, stress, emotional regulation, trauma, and relationship challenges. I work with LGBTQ+ clients in managing specific issues relevant to the individual within the community.

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Arizona State University in Tempe and my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University, Phoenix.

My approach to therapy is client centered. It is important to me that you experience a sense of respect and autonomy in a non-judgmental space. I believe you already hold what you need within yourself, my job is to help you listen to that authentic & intuitive voice in order to bring about change. I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindful Self-Compassion, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) with my clients. These theories examine how our thoughts, feelings, and body sensations sometimes affect our behaviors. By looking at these patterns, we can challenge negative core beliefs and change negative internal judgements. We may focus on developing skills related to emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Your goals are what are important to me and will be the foundation of our therapeutic journey together.

Outside of my work as a therapist, I like to build computers and am an avid video game fan. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and Puggle Daisy May.

I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help and recognize the courage that it takes. No matter what struggle you are facing, I hope it is one that we can work on together. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Body image, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

AZ LPC LPC-19096